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MVP
Posts: 1,414
Registered: ‎11-30-2011

format 0:2 on 650 not possible?

have an issue with a 650 were the images on the webGUI seem to fail, would like to do a format 0:2 like discussed in the knowledge base article:

 

http://community.arubanetworks.com/t5/tkb/articleprintpage/tkb-id/ControllerBasedWLANs/article-id/200

 

but the command doesn't appear possible, see:

cpboot> ?
?          - alias for 'help'
autoscr    - run script from memory
bank       - Show/Set the current bootflash bank (partition).
bootf      - boot from an ELF image in FLASH
date       - get/set/reset date & time
def_part   - set default compact FLASH boot partition
fltest     - test u-boot FLASH driver
fsload      - load binary file from a filesystem image
help       - print online help
loadb      - load binary file over serial line (kermit mode)
loads      - load S-Record file over serial line
loady      - load binary file over serial line (ymodem mode)
part       - change active JFFS2 system partition
ping       - send ICMP ECHO_REQUEST to network host
printenv   - print environment variables
probe      - Probe Board Status
purgeenv   - restore default environment variables
reset      - Perform RESET of the CPU
saveenv    - save environment variables to persistent storage
setenv     - set environment variables
tftpboot   - boot image via network using TFTP protocol
upgrade    - upgrade compact FLASH partition
version    - print monitor version
cpboot> format 0:2
Unknown command 'format' - try 'help'

 

 

is this somehow firmware or hardware restricted? any other way to really clean out the config disk? write erase (all) and reinstall ArubaOS wasn't enough.

Aruba Employee
Posts: 159
Registered: ‎02-14-2013

Re: format 0:2 on 650 not possible?

Hi,


For Aruba 620/650, the command should be,

cpboot> nand erase

 

It is mentioned in the below article,
https://arubanetworkskb.secure.force.com/pkb/articles/Troubleshooting/etc-init-d-rcS-614-cannot-create-flash-webcert-cnname-Directory-nonexistent


Thanks,
Rajaguru Vincent

Thanks,
Rajaguru Vincent
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MVP
Posts: 1,414
Registered: ‎11-30-2011

Re: format 0:2 on 650 not possible?

thanks for the quick and correct response Rajaguru. been looking for that command / article all day, your Aruba KB searchfu must be better. i tried some searches just now and still can't find it directly.

 

it might be wise to point this out in the article i linked which seems to indicate that goes for all controllers, but not the 6xx series.

Aruba Employee
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎07-06-2015

Re: format 0:2 on 650 not possible?

[ Edited ]

For Aruba 620/650 use the following:

 

cpboot>  nand erase 0x3200000 0x3200000   (620)

cpboot>  nand erase 0x6400000 0x9c00000   (650)

 

You don't need to remember this command, use  printenv you can see it.

Wipe-out-flash = nand erase 0x6400000 0x9c00000

 

And be careful.

##########################################
##########################################
THIS COMMAND WILL WIPE OUT EVERYTHING.
YOU HAVE TO UPGRADE A NEW AOS FORM APBOOT.
############################################
############################################

 

Jia Hao

 

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